The Royal Petunia: Happy Birthday, Catherine + Spotlight on the Royal Foundation

January 9th marked The Duchess of Cambridge's 33rd birthday. I have always thought Catherine to be a kindred spirit--the epitome of elegance and class. I admire not only her style--but the way she compliments the British royal family by exemplifying the blending of tradition with modernity. She is a wonderful role model for young women--and through her unique role, she is able to bring awareness on a global scale to numerous philanthropic and humanitarian foundations and causes. And a bonus...she is Prince George's mother (quite possibly my favorite toddler on earth!)

In honor of her birthday, I thought it important to post about one of my favorite foundations--and Her Royal Highness's primary patronage, The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. 

The Royal Foundation extends well beyond Great Britain, partnering with causes the world-over. William, Harry and now Catherine, use this platform to bring a spotlight to key challenges facing society today. Their targeted areas are primarily the armed forces, youth and conservation.

Both The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have served in the military, and find it especially vital to promote the welfare of others whom have served or are currently serving. Prince Harry is very involved with projects like the Invictus Games and Endeavor Fund; while William and Catherine have been true advocates of "Hiring Our Heroes" campaigns.

When it comes to youth projects, The Royal Foundation seeks to promote happy and healthy young people. Whether it be scouting, the arts, improving education or holding a friendly football match on the grounds of Buckingham Palace--William, Harry and Catherine intend to make sure that all children have a chance to experience a proper education, skill set and confidence for a bright future. 

Conservation has always been in style for the Royal Family. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince of Wales and now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, all share a passion for the outdoors, wildlife and the preservation of our natural resources. United For Wildlife is a fantastic new project that William has brought to the world stage--an unprecedented collaboration between seven global and influential conservation organizations. 

I love The Royal Foundation because I am passionate about what it represents and the people and places it lends a helping hand to. Philanthropy and projects that focus on the greater good should always be a priority in our lives. Encouraging others, educating others and being a beacon of hope to someone or something is such an important part of my cultural and human philosophy. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a nice post. ^^
    See you on my blog, lovely greets Nessa